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Archive for June, 2020

Survey Shows How Employees Working Remotely Affects Business

Tens of millions of workers have been forced to work from home as the COVID-19 virus rampages around the globe. That has naturally increased reliance on internet connectivity and disrupted a number ...

Microsoft Issues Update To Fix User Printing Problems

Microsoft hasn't had great luck with its Windows 10 updates in recent months. Often, in their quest to improve the OS in one area, they inadvertently break something else. The company's June ...

Major T-Mobile Outage Was Not A DDOS Attack

Rumors were recently swirling around cellphone carrier T-Mobile. Fears were running rampant that a massive DDOS attack may be underway on the heels of a major outage. The rumors spread like wildfire ...

Intel Steps Up Game With CPU-Level Malware Protection

Tech companies both big and small are always looking for new ways to protect their customers from the threat of malware.While that's not something that hardware vendors are known for, Intel has ...

Update Fix For VLC Media Player Security Bug Now Available

Do you use the VLC Media Player to watch downloaded movies and other videos? If so, be aware that researchers have discovered a serious security flaw in the code that allows for ...

Credit Card Data Breach Affects Popular Jewelry And Accessory Store

Claire's Jewelry and Accessories is the latest company to fall victim to hackers. According to a recent disclosure made by the company, both the retail giant's main website, and the website of ...

Watch Out for Fake YouTube Channels Asking For Bitcoin

A group of highly organized scammers have commandeered a pair of Youtube channels and renamed them to "SpaceX Live" and "SpaceX" in order to capitalize on the popularity of Elon Musk and ...

Thanos Ransomware May Get Around Certain Security Systems

In 2019, a new strain of ransomware called Thanos burst onto the scene and has since been spreading quietly and seeing increased adoption by hackers around the world. The code has been ...

Internet Based Devices May Have Issues Following SSL Certificate Expiration

Recently, a number of Roku streaming channels mysteriously stopped working, leaving customers scratching their heads trying to figure out what went wrong. After some research, Roku's support staff discovered that the issue ...

Nintendo Switch User Information Breach Affected Over 300,000 Users

A couple of months ago, Nintendo announced that their Switch gaming and live streaming service had been hacked, and as a result, some 160,000 user accounts had been compromised. As the company ...

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A New iPhone Bug In HomeKit Could Brick Your Phone

A New iPhone Bug In HomeKit Could Brick Your Phone

Thank Trevor Spiniolas' sharp eyes if you own an iPhone.  The independent security researcher recently discovered a critical security flaw[...]
This New Malware Steals Passwords From Popular Browsers

This New Malware Steals Passwords From Popular Browsers

A new threat has appeared on the horizon. Even if the name is not familiar to you this malware strain[...]
Popular Digital Photo Company Shutterfly Hit By Ransomware Attack

Popular Digital Photo Company Shutterfly Hit By Ransomware Attack

Recently digital media giant Shutterfly was hit by a major ransomware attack. The attack disrupted broad swaths of the company's services[...]

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